Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1243883

White Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus albescens

Observation date: March 22, 2020
Submitted by: mstanek
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: At first I thought it was a northern white skipper but the pattern is not chevron.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: March 23, 2020
Coordinator notes: Based on locality it is most likely a White Checkered Skipper, but Pyrgus communis may occur in that county, though I know no confirmed records based on genitalic examination. Field marks of the two are virtually identical-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Ventura County